The Sanctuary was founded in 1980 by Emily Jo Beard, a visionary determined to stop the number of healthy animals from being killed in shelters simply because of overcrowding. Emily purchased 160 acres in the San Jacinto Mountains as a home and safe haven for rescued cats and dogs. State-of-the-art kennels and catteries were erected on the site. Ms. Beard passed away in 1989, but not before seeing her dream come true. Her legacy lives on as a driving force to us all – to save one innocent animal’s life at a time.Use our Mountain Center online holiday planner to arrange your visit to Living Free Animal Sanctuary and other attractions in Mountain Center.
Living Free Animal Sanctuary reviews
We popped in on our way to Palm Springs. The staff do an amazing job and the animals here all have space to run around. Some cats and dogs will live their lives out here but they are loved and cared..... more »
I've visited Living Free several times and amaze at the love, comfort, attention that they give the animals who are waiting for their forever homes. The animals all seem happy, some with emotional... more »
This place is always so inspiring! Jo, the Education Leader is full of fun facts and interesting tidbits. I recommend this place if you're looking to adopt a new family member. The animals come first and are very well taken care of. I love their policy that an animal always had a home there even if they get returned or never adopted. Living Free, truly allows animals to Live Free!
Love this place. No kill animal shelter. I went on a tour there for the first time ever, and they treat all the animals there w love, n affection. Place is really big, alot of land so animals can run. Staff is very helpful, in explaining the process of adopting an animal. Support this place they rock
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